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The former Maharashtra CM was deposing before the commission a day after Union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde passed the buck on to Deshmukh for clearing files related to Adarsh.
Instead ministers passed the buck to a Law Commission probe.
I was disappointed to read that Councilwomen Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry passed the buck and blamed the Department of Water and Power for the energy emergency in Los Angeles.